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at click on 9 news extras. >>> today an apology from virginia's governor. you may remember when the proclaimed april to be confederate history month, the governor has a change of heart now and is renaming the month and has admitted he offended the lot of folks the first time around. >> reporter: the governor called it an error of taste, not heart, saying my major omission of livery hurt a lot of people, myself included. and the governor is now officially changing it to the civil war in virginia month. folks we spoke to here in northern virginia accept the apology but many have mixed reactions regarding his message and the meaning. >> i will accept his apology. i don't think he's a racist. >> i think the civil war is over with. let's move on. he kind of wants to take us back in history. that's done w. let's start a new patten. >> reporter: in old town, alexandria, blocks from the confederate soldiers staff too chew concern about striking the right balance between paying homage to the tate's history and being sensitive and forward moving. >> i thought it was backwards and going op
. in virginia, i-395 looks great leaving town, continuing on to southbound 95 in virginia and westbound 66, you don't see that every day at this time. no problems to report so everyone have a great evening. back to you. >> you too, dave. >>> well most students in northern virginia head back to school tomorrow. that includes the city of alexandria, arlington, fairfax, loudoun and prince william counties. fairfax county is the largest school system in the area, with more than 170,000 kids. and some are heading back to construction sites. beechwood elementary in falls church is undergoing a major expansion. the principal said the whole thing will be worth it in the end when they have a brand spanking new facility. for students it's a mixture of anxiety and excitement. >> who is excited? >> i don't have to do football every day. >> so you're tired of football? and you're exciting about homework and reading and writing and math? >> no. >> well hopefully most kids have thur supplies to go for backpacks. but some families waited until the last minute. we found some frustrated shoppers leaving stores e
88 to the live camera out there. coming from that part of virginia in to dc. volume is picking up. good morning on the outer loop we are seeing volume building between university and georgia by all lanes remain open. route 4, route 5 and 30 in maryland lacking good no incidents or accidents to report. an in dc inbound new york avenue is filling out between bladensburg and the times building. >>> here's a look at the stories happening today. president obama heads to fairfax, virginia this afternoon he will meet with a family there. he will lead a discussion on the economy. the man accused of trying to employee up an international flight last christmas goes back to court. a judge is expected to set a trial date. defense lawyers are trying to reach a plea feel. >>> a new traffic pattern is in place on the 14th street bridge. the left most lane is closed. this is part of ongoing work on the bridge. expect it to be in place for eight weeks. >>> also happening today, a lot of people will be wearing that purr gundy and gold. maybe you should throw some on, too, to sell operate the redski
in virginia in almost a century. bruce leshan spoke to her attorney who said she exhausted her appeals. >> from death row she sings for help from above ♪ i need a miracle ♪ >> reporter: but the one man on earth who could save her life has turned her down twice. >> i will tell the governor, if i speak to him one on one, how sorry i really am. what i want to happen. i wish i could take it back. >> reporter: theresa lewis pleaded guilty to plotting the murders of her husband and stepson for their life insurance but while the judge sentenced two men to life, he handed lewis a death sentence, saying she was clearly the head of the serpent. we talked to her lawyer as he drove to death row to be with her in her final hours. >> i think it is grossly unfair to have the triggermen receive life while she receives the harshest penalty. with an iq that puts her close to mental retardation they say she is no mastermind. >> i can say she is as evil of a person as i have ever met. >> reporter: her step daughter where witness her execution. she did the crime, she says and now she will have to pay f
it moving the next check is 495 in virginia watching the congestion build around the braddock road area up to 66 you are fine. what you are looking at here is 270. heading southbound you have volume between germantown road to 370. on the outer loop, you are looking at plus seven minutes make it from new hampshire to georgia. no incidents or accidents or along the way. and finally wrap with a map. route 4, branch avenue, crane highway, watching volume pick up. no major problems to report in these neck of the woods. it is 6:01. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. it is back to school today in northern virginia. a dozen districts return including fairfax, arlington, louden and prince william counties. we will have a live report from vienna in four minutes. >> the former jetblue flight attendant who made national headlines last month heads to court. steven slater told off passengers, grabbed a beer and went down the emergency chute. he is charged with criminal mischief. >>> the u.s. is bidding to host the 2018 to 2022 event and washington coul
take you to the beltway, we stay in virginia. no real problems from 95 past 86 making your way up to the american legion bridge. let's move it next to maryland. didn't forget about you. tracking the 270 trip. everything is clear past father hurley to the split. and we will wrap with a look at the maps. 95 and the bw parkway, nice clean and green. you are okay making your way to 495. that's the traffic. andrea, back to you. >> thank you, angie. >>> well, today is the day all public school students in the dc area will hear the school bell ringing. most northern virginia systems start their 2010/2011 school year today. they are alexandria, arlington, fairfax, falls church, fredericksburg, king george, loudoun, manassas city, manassas park, orange, prince william and warren counties. now the biggest of these in our area is fairfax county with its 170,000 students, and that means many families are trying out their school routines for the first time this morning. kristin fisher is live at james madison high school in vienna, virginia with more. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. you kno
and that is growing. and also in virginia, we are tracking 495, the inner and outer loop. listens are wide open from 95 all the way up to that american legion bridge. andrea, over to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. the son of former president carter says mr. carter will be in washington today. the 85-year-old has a book signing scheduled. mr. carter was hospitalized in cleveland yesterday with with stomach ailments. >>> president obama heads to richmond, virginia. it's the final stop on a four- state tour. the president is trying to energize democrats ahead of november's midterm election. >>> overseas, disease going to be a slow go in spain today. the largest labor unions are calling for a general strike. the daily flights between dulles airport and madrid has already been cancelled. right now we are following breaking news. an apartment fire along 16th street in northwest washington. lindsey mastis live on the streets. what more can you tell us? >> eight people were transported to the hospital. five to the burn unit and one with a child. two people are
prince william parkway, all the way to the mixing bowl, looking good in virginia. maryland, good morning to you as we check our maps, route 4, rout 5 and 30 , zooming in an not seeing years here. let's go back outside an check our live camera here. this time on the outer loop from 95 to georgia. looking good. no problems op the inner loop as well at inbound new york avenue in dc. no problems throughout the district. back to angie. >>> if you are a redskins fan this morning and you have not heard it is time to celebrate. washington opening the 2010 regular season by winning a nail biter last night against the cowboys. here's how it ended. romo threw what would have been the winning touchdown as time ran out, but one of his lineman was called for holding redskins orakpo. day owens has reaction from fedex field. >> 101st first cowboys reskins game. wow! what can you say? it went down to the final play of the game. and when the smoke cleared, he red -- the redskins had a hard- fought victory. >> very pleased with our team. heck of a job when you move the bam ball like we did on offense it is
fine. nice quiet commute out of frederick past 121 to the split. our next stop moves us to virginia. 66 eastbound. everyone is fine this way. moving at speed. moving to the maps the beltway in virginia, drivers are okay from the wilson bridge past 95, past brad took to 66. 395 lanes are wide open past duke street to inside the beltway. finally we will call it a wrap in northeast dc. everyone is moving. there's just a few drivers out here on inbound new york avenue past bladensburg road. back to you. >>> we have a commuter alert for riders who take the red line to work. metro's tacoma, silver spring, forest glen, wheaton and glenmont are scheduled to reopen in 30 minutes. the stations were shut down during the holiday weekend so workers could replace track, rail switches and new tunnel safety lights. new heater tape was also installed to help rail conditions during the winter. >>> it's back to work this morning for discovery channel employees nearly a week after a deadly standoff. last wednesday, police say james lee walked in to the silver spring building and fired as by toll sparking t
that is everywhere may not be protecting you from getting ill. a study, from the university of virginia, says using alcohol- based sanitizer may not limit your chances of catching a cold or the flu. in a test, people who used the sanitizer still had germs on their hands. the amount was slightly less than those that didn't use it. the report appears in the daily progress newspaper. coming up next, howard with the forecast. >>> some dense fog this morning but it is gone. not a cloud to be found and a gorgeous afternoon. we will go to a break. the allergy update washed out from yesterday's rain. temperatures in the 70s. the full seven-day forecast looking ahead to next weekend when we return. >>> i'm peggy fox with the monday moms like me spotlight. today fostering a positive relationship with your child's teacher and why that is so important and how to do it. with us to explain is brenda hyde the publisher of washington family magazine. why is it important to do this? >> it shows your child you care and the importance of education and helps you meet the teacher and find out what the classroom situati
in thousands of buildings in virginia, maryland, ohio, and kentucky. a worker first noticed the problem back in june. the pipes were installed in about 28,000 buildings. the company spokesperson says the pipes had thinner walls that don't make pipes more vulnerable to failure, but could shorten life spans. massive natural gas explosion -- authorities were trying to figure out what caused that accident. >>> new plan for a multistate power line is in the hands of virginia regulators tonight. the potomac appalachian transmission high line or path would run 275 miles from west virginia to camp town, maryland. 31 miles of it would be in virginia. supporters say the line is needed to help our region stress power grid. critics say it would only serve to continue the use of coal to generate electricity. >>> time for a check on the evening rush hour. patranya is in the 9news now traffic center. >> we still can't break the delays you are seeing from the toll road all the way up to the 270 spur. still tracking all those brake lights for you. no accidents that i'm seeing out there, just a lot of volume
frederick county, maryland down to parts of northern virginia. on live doppler 9000 hd, i have zoomed in to loudoun, northern prince william counties. you can see it there. west of fairfax county. i need doppler, please, control room. you can see on route 50, 6:59, out of 234, if you keep going north, west of dulles and heavy rain. these are torrential downpours and they are out to upperville. northern faulkier in to loudoun right now, maybe eastern frederick, virginia seeing the heaviest of the rain. we will continue to watch that. the temperatures this morning in this tropical air mass are in the upper 60s to low 70s and with a good jumping point i think it will be a warm afternoon. especially since we will get sunshine out here. mid-70s by 9:00. showers an but as we head to the middle of the day and this afternoon, more sunshine, breezy and warm, upper 70s to maybe even 85 for a high. we'll talk about more rain coming by thursday. it is 5:01 and that means it is time for traffic. >> thank you, howard. good morning, everybody. overall not a bad start to our tuesday morning co
as the alternate. take you to the northbound trip on 95 in virginia. slow between the prince william parkway and 123 and approaching the fairfax county parkway. 395, drivers are also stuck in a delay stretching from edsall to seminary. 270 southbound is how we will wrap up. marylanders right now more drivers are hitting the road. we are tracking them from germantown road to 370. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. treasury secretary, timothy geithner will testify later today before lawmakers. the obama administration is taking a tougher stand with china. lawmakers say china exporters have an unfair price advantage making it harder for for american companies to compete the u.s. >>> a relief well could be completed today at the site of the largest oil spill in the nation's history. the broken well that caused the spill in the gulf of mexico could finally be sealed for good by sunday. it has been capped since mid july. >>> new figures were just released for the cost of phase two of the dulles metro rail project. the metropolitan airport authori
a colesville and finally in virginia good news to wrap this up. no accidents reported on 95, 395, 66 is slow between 50 and 123. it is 6:01. andrea, back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. supreme court justice elena kagan meets with her colleagues for the first time. the nine justices will decide which cases to take up in their new term. it begins on monday. >>> new ramps are open at the telegraph road interchange. watch for the signs to guide you. the ramps are opening two months ahead of schedule. >>> and nearly four years after they were approved by voters, maryland's first slot parlor opens in perryville off of 95 in cecil county. the parlor is opening this morning at 8:00. three days ahead of schedule. >>> also this morning, new security measures are put in to place at a busy metro station and it could affect your morning commute. you will see the changes today at the pentagon metro station on the blue and yellow line. kristin fisher is live in arlington with the story. >> good morning, kristin. >> good morning. these changes are going to
, driving from wilmington delaware to richmond, virginia, on one gallon of gas. meet the local designers making it happen. >>> and as of next year, 6,000 more cars are coming to one small section of northern virginia where the traffic is already a disaster. one what congressman is doing to try to help. chevy chase bank is becoming capital one bank. with the most locations in the dc area, we figured they could use our help. ♪ down a bit. too much. [ crowd cheering ] [ grunts ] [ garth ] capital one bank. now with the most branches and atms in the dc area. what's in your wallet?  >>> well they're telling us to look for a rush hour nightmare when the new department of defense building opens along i- 395 in alexandria next year. that building, part of the brack realignment plan, will house some 6400 employees, but it was built nowhere near a metro station and several studies show that the influx of cars could add 2 hours to everyone's commute along the corridor. well tonight the three top d.o.d. officials will take questions at a town hall meeting hosted by jim moran. >> we have impendin
student from virginia is in court today. investigators say he opened fire during an off campus party after someone refused to let him in. jessica moore from prince georges county, virginia was killed. police are looking for a second man, they say, gave welsh the gun gun. >>> right now prince georges county community college is shut down because of a natural gas leak. crews are working at campus way south and route 202. officials say a four-inch gas line ruptured this morning. fire crews shut down roads leading to the scene as a precaution. right now gas crews are working to repair the line. >>> usually hot arid weather is great for vineyards but not this time around. grapes used to make california wine are in serious jeopardy. the landing gear malfunctions on a crowded commuter flight and it is ear ely similar to another flight. >>> another commuter justice was forced to make an emergency landing in milwaukee last night. it's a smaller version of the same plane that had a near crash landing at jfk airport in new york on saturday. as joel brown reports, investigators think the landing gear
now. a few light showers in ohio and west virginia but around here generally clear. we could see 30s or 40s here. 60s and 70s across the board. 73 national. dew point in the 60s and a light wind out of the north at three miles an hour. nationally, we have some showers out in the rockies in the southwest. this moisture is feeding in to a developing storm system in the northern plains and once again rough weather ahead of this. showers and storms through wisconsin approaching chicago later on and could cause flight delays an that's a popular spot for folks to go through. the front operating milder air from the warm hot air will be lifting north of us. other than a possibility of a couple of storms this afternoon, we should have a lot less action than yesterday and then this front, this is coming on friday in to saturday morning. this will be our savior. cool us back down to the 80s on saturday an 70s on sunday. our seven-day forecast, 92 today. 94 tomorrow. isolated storm today. and look at this, monday, tuesday, wednesday, upper 70s to low 80s with a few much- needed showers. here's a
. was move it outside we want to show you 95 heading northbound to virginia. no real volume between the parkway up towards the mixing bowl. as we continue onto 395 you'll find everything all clear here as well making your way from the beltway towards that 14th street bridge. into d. c. we go eastern avenue at kenilworth. lanes are wide open for business out here. wrapping up it looks like drivers are moving at speed between 95 and interstate 270. over to you. >>> the growing problem of distracted driving will take center stage this morning. 9 news now reporter christine fisher is there live. >> reporter: good morning. the transportation secretary held his first distracted driving summit right here last year and since then the number of states that have out right banned all hand held cell phone use while driving has jumped to eight. the number of states that's banned texting while driving has jumped to 30. we are seeing improvements nation wide but the bottom line is the message doesn't seem to be reaching teenage drives and that's really the target audience here. a new survey shows
, virginia and his mother are both dead. the wounded doctor is still in the operating room but expected to survive. reporting live from baltimore, andrea mccarran, 9 news now, back to you. >> andrea, what have you learned about security at the hospital? >> reporter: well that's an interesting question. hospital administrators, after the virginia tech shooting, say they felt compelled to look into security here. we're going to take a look at that at 6:00 because it applies to most hospitals in our area. no magnetometers, we'll take a look at what is in place and what has been considered and what is realistic here at johns hopkins for a hospital that has more than 80,000 visitors a week. also coming up at 6:00, we'll talk to a man who first learned his sister, who is working in the hospital, was in this chaos by her facebook posting later -- again that's coming up tonight at 6:00. >> andrea, thank you so much. >>> a district heights man slammed his car into an ambulance, killing himself and two passengers. the ambulance had lights and siren on but the driver never hit the brakes. the cras
or more daily. now in the district it is 40% of residents. 37% in maryland and under 34% in virginia. when it comes to eating three servings of vegetables a day, 26% of americans do that. dc is still eating pretty healthyful with 32%. maryland just urn 29 an virginia at 30%. so, if you are living in virginia i'm in the district. how are we doing? >> i'm trying. we are moms. always bring a snack just in case. i try to always have fruit in the bag to go but sometimes mcdonald's calls. >> exactly. i wasn't a big fruit and vegetable person as a child but as a parent. >> you try, you try to improve your habits. >> that's all that is important. we try and add a little more. >> got it. >>> up next hear from a woman who uses psychedelic mushrooms as medicine. that's no the kind of veggies we are talking about. >> i saw it as aioliing, breathing entity. >> in three minutes you will also hear from a johns hopkins phd on the benefits of this control technique. it is our focus on maryland's weather and traffic starting with devon lucie. >> no aberrations in the forecast. another beautiful day coming o
of town up to pennsylvania, western maryland, west virginia a better chance of seeing appreciable showers opposed to south of town where you will be hard pressed to see much of anything. 72 by 9:00. 80 at noon. 84 at 5:00. should be a shower by then but the beer chance 0 will be north and northwest of dc. code green air quality once again and breezy this afternoon. winds could gust to 20. the bus stop forecast, partly cloudy, comfortable. 580s and 60s and near 70 in a few spots. sun is coming up at 6:50. getting later and later. tonight, scattered showers. a thunderstorm can't be ruled out. 57 to 67. southwesterly winds will turn northwest late. north and west of town. we will see the northwesterly brieses tomorrow. that is going to give us a pleasant friday. low to mid-80s with a northwest wind at ten miles an hour. the average is 79 here in town. we are 68. 70 southern maryland. 63 easton. bill in newland is 64. tappahannock 63 and few spots in the upper a 80s from lurayen, stanton and martinsburg and the mountains, as well. 68 with partly cloudy skies at reagan national.
, brittany. thank you. >>> tonight the u.s. supreme court is the only chance a virginia woman has to avoid execution. virginia governor bob mcdonnell denied clemency. she is the only woman on virginia's death row. she is the first woman to be executed in nearly a century. they convicted her to carry out the 2002 murders of her husband and stepson. her execution is scheduled for next thursday. >>> we just made some calls and the capitol hill police have not yet released the name of the man killed right near the u.s. botanical gardens today. but officers say the man pointed a gun at them and when they ordered him to drop it he didn't do it so they shot him dead. no word on what sparked the whole thing. >>> and a heart-breaking accident in silver spring has left a toddler strangled to death. the 18-month-old's father found the little boy all entangled in the drapery cord inside their apartment this afternoon. a police officer rushed the father and the child in thinks police cruiser to a nearby hospital, but it was just too late. neighbors at the apartment complex are in shock. some say they h
by this can learn they are not alone. >>> here is what's in the news now. virginia's governor will talk with the tea party for the first time. republican bob mcdonald will address a convention next month in richmond. the woman accused in the deadly drunk driving crash now faces a manslaughter crash. she crashed her car into an restaurant september 8th. did you hear about this? a man in kentucky says he's not guilty of murdering his wife because he had too much caffeine the day of the crime. the lawyer for woody smith says his client was sleep deprived and insane. reason? maybe. >> i'm not a lawyer. >> we'll see how it plays out in court. >>> let's get to the weather. it's beautiful out there. it's beautiful and crisp. tomorrow will feel more like summer. your moms like bus stop forecast. i think you need a jacket, sweatshirt, something. it's really nippy out there. we have 40s in spots. the sun is coming up here in about 40 minutes. 64 at 9. 74 at noon and 79 for the drive home. tonight clear to partly cloudy. not as chilly as this morning but still many 50s the low 60s with a so
airports. have not heard of any other airlines. out on the rails, virginia railway express predicting delays up to an hour and a half. mark has delays of up to a half hour as well and amtrak had some delays all day long. be sure to check the status of any train you need to catch or the ones you're waiting for before you head out the door. we have links to amtrak, and mark at all you have to do is click on traffic. >>> one of the westbound lanes of the columbia pike in arlington is blocked off by those orange construction barrels tonight. that's because the heavy rains today have created a sink hole and it is right near south wakefield. crews were able to patch that hole earlier this afternoon. no word tonight on when more permanent repairs can be made. >> and the high waters closed part of the dulles toll road. patranya, that sounds terrible. >> that does sound terrible. it's bad news from the dulles toll road. still closed between franklin street and the dc line. be aware of that. don't cross the rising water. you saw what happened to that guy. other problems on the roads
'donnell is scheduled to speak at a conservative summit. she defeated nine-term congressman mike castle. virginia governor mcdonnell and former governor massachusetts mitt romney and knew gingrich are expected to attend. >>> president obama went on the attack against republicans last night. he likened the economy to a car, saying that the gom run it into a ditch and watched as democrats tried to fix it. >> we get this car back on the road and we can see the way forward. and we get a tap on our shoulder and we turn around and it's the republicans. and they say, can we have the keys back? no. you can't have the keys back. you don't know how to drive. >> president was speaking at a fundraiser for connecticut senate candidate rich bloomingthal. >>> this is a measure aimed at boosting up small businesses and hopefully getting them to hire again. of course people would want that. the senate has passed this new bill. it would establish a $30 billion government fund to open up lending for credit-starved businesses and give them more tax incentives. >>> rates on a zero year fixed mortgage averages 3.47%.
are filling out between university and georgia. the delay is on the way. and finally virginia we wrap with you. 66 no incidents or accidents just a little more congestion building between 50 and nutley. now, over to andrea? >> thank you. >>> the major story is campaign 2010 and the fallout from a big primary election. here's a quick rundown of what you need to know. vincent gray will be the district's next mayor. he beat mayor fenty. in prince georges county baker is declaring victory in the county executive race but no official reports result. and nationwide, at least two key wince for the conservative tea party movement. again the top headline is a shake-up in the district. vincent gray rode a wave of discontent of victory in the democratic primary. with 90% of the precincts counted, gray grabs 53% of the vote. fenty got 45%. kristin fisher has more on the race that didn't end until four hours ago. kristin? >> i know. crazy. this race wasn't called until around 2:00 this morning and gray didn't even stand up to give his victory speech until a half hour later. so a very late night for everyon
! >>> if you live in northern virginia you may have a little extra time to pay your car and property taxes, the personal one them partnershipper had a problem and so 115,000 of you in arlington, falls church and alexandria are getting an unexpected gift. in arlington the county is pushing the due date on your tack bill back to october 15th. 45,000 bills went out last week, and another 70,000 will go out this week. if you don't know yet about -- we don't know yet about alexandria and falls church. >>> chevy chase bank is no more. they are now capital one. the mclean based company is the ninth largest bank in the country based on deposit and employs 4,000 people in the region. >>> looking at neighborhood news, it is a challenge from one local pastor. a 90 day challenge to a church to lose weight and be healthy. you can read more at and check on the news in your backyard at where you live on the center of the page back in a few minutes. hi! welcome to come on in, and i'll give you a free quote. quote and compare in about 8 minutes. now, that's progressive. call or c
but should be clearing in the next 30 minutes. math sailing 95 to 270. no complaints. in virginia, 66 eastbound appears to be moving well out of manassas to inside the beltway. 95 northbound, also checking out okay from the beltway to the 18th street bridge and 95, before that, we are looking at a one hour drive from fredericksburg to the springfield spore change. back to you. primary day 2010 has come and gone and there's major changes in our region. specifically in the district of columbia. the citizens of dc voted and mayor fenty has been defeated by vincent gray. with t 0% of precincts reporting, gray finished with 53% of the vote while mayor fenty carried 48%. chairman -- gray's victory assured he will be the next mayor since there is no republican running in the general election. >> make no mistake, we will work to restore your trust in city government by being fiscally responsible by bringing back transparency and sending a message that the days of play to pay politics are over in district of columbia. >> reporter: the mayor conceded the race at 2:45 this morning. he was critic
is okay from t 5 past 270. live conditions here at university. virginia 66 heading eastbound tracking the trip, as well. everything is good from centreville past 50 to the capital beltway. as we take you over to 395 northbound, lanes are wide open. no issues to report making your way from t 5 past shirlington and beyond. back to you. >>> campaign 2010 in the district has led to a new mayor. voters ousted mayor fenty in the democratic primary in favor of city council chairman vincent gray. with 90% of precincts reporting gray leads with 53% of the vote to fenty's 48%. -- 46%. chris fin fisher is live with more. >> this race wasn't called until 2:00 this morning. and gray didn't even give his tip stance speech until a half hour later. so this is a very, very late night for even involved from all the campaign workers here at the headquarters to the campaign itself. vince gray took the stage at 2:30 this morning. this victory virtually assures that gray will be the city's next mayor. after all he has no republican challengers and fenty previously said he will not be a write in candidate.
security. >>> summer vacation ended today for a dozen school districts in northern virginia. including the largest fairfax county. 9news now spent the morning at james madison high in vienna and caught the opening bell. >> good morning, madison. students, faculty, and staff, good morning and welcome back. >> how you feeling? first day of school? >> fired. i'm just waking up. >> a little bit nervous, but excited. >> i'm really excited so' all any friends i haven't seen over the summer. >> i'm happy to have the man of the house back learning. >> some new fees you need to know about, parent wills have to pay $75 if they want their child to take an advanced placement or international test. athletes will have to pay $100 per sport to play. >>> the president is ready to hit the road to boost the national economy. a preview of his new plan is coming up. but first, the work may be finished, but the delays, they are still lingering. why red line trains are moving slowly this week. that's next. topper. >> i have to tell you, it's hot out here, but it's comfortable. the high was 94, low 6
of a virginia high school football player are coming to grips with his sudden passing. 17-year-old forest peterson was killed in a crash along brook road in stafford, virginia. he was a senior and varsity football player at brook point high school. investigators say peterson swerved to avoid an oncoming traffic and crashed friday night. he died on saturday. >>> a corn silo comes tumbling down in northern pennsylvania, and it's all caught on tape. it happened saturday as farmers rushed to get dairy cows out of a barn in the silo's path. none of the farmers or the cows were hurt. the barn that housed the cows was destroyed. police say this is the second time a silo has crashed on this farm. >>> some amazing video from inside a delta air lines jet as it made an emergency landing this weekend in new york. you can hear the flight attend apartment making sure her passengers stay safe. >> stay down, stay down, stay down! >> the video shows sparks out of the window on the flight from atlanta. the lapping gear on the right side couldn't come down. all 60 people got off safely. >> no, i really thin
making your way in towards virginia and we're going to end with inbound new york avenue nice and quiet commute this morning towards the 3rd street tunnel. >>> investigators are searching for answers after a woman is found dead on her doorstep. as brittany morehouse reports, neighbors say the woman was in the midst of a new beginning in her life. >> sad because i knew her. she lived hee for a long time. >> reporter: no name, no picture but people who knew are still grieving the woman found outside of her apartment on greenbelt road are remembering her with fondness she was specially sweet to young people. >> especially when you have kids. >> this is some scary things. >> reporter: many people were frightened when they saw the woman hanging outside of the front door of the apartment complex. they say she was lying down in the ground in a pool of blood. >> it looked like she probably fainted and one hand was out halfway where the doors are. >> reporter: police will say very little with the woman, except that she was in her 40s and suffered some blunt trauma but the friends she made descri
indicted and two of them convicted in one of the largest home abuse cases in virginia history. and as peggy fox tells us, the most serious charge involved a nurse accused of holding a pillow over an elderly man's face. >> my husband's diaper, the time that it was changed, i would come in there 12 hours later and it was saturated and never been changed. >> reporter: mary kay evans said she complained constantly about the care her husband jack received at potomac nursing center in arlington. >> his dentures were never removed from his mouth and cleaned. his fingernails and toe nails were long. his body was dirty. his hair was never shampooed and unshaved. >> reporter: his widow would still find his lunch still uncovered and untouched in the evening. >> nobody would feed him and he couldn't feed himself. it was just dropped off there. sometimes there would be roaches in the tray. >> reporter: the medicare virginia state fraud office asked if she would allow the fbi to put a camera in her husband's room and she said yes. with the evidence on the video, they were able to indict 11 employees on c
rolling through tonight. >>> summer vacation is officially over in northern virginia. students in a dozen school districts, including the city of alexandria, arlington, fairfax, loudoun, and prince william counties went back to school this morning. in vienna, parents and the kids had mixed feelings. >> how are you feeling? >> i'm just waking up. >> i'm nervous, but excited. >> i'm really excited to see all my friends. >> i'm happy to have the man of the house back. >> fairfax county is the largest school system in the area with more than 170,000 students. it has seen a spike in enrollment in the past few years while at the same time, dealing with budget cuts. >> over the last few years, we had to make cuts across the board in the classrooms, increasing class size, decreasing services in the schools. secretarial principals, the list goes on over the last two years. for this school year, we have not made any additional cuts. >> but parents will have to pay $75 if they want their child to take an advanced placement and athletes are going to be paying $100 per sport they play in school
from 66 all the way to the 270 spur on the west side of town but accident- free through virginia and maryland. moving onto 395 folks, leaving d.c. via this route, no major complaints coming from drivers in this part of town once you hit 95, though, it will be slow from fairfax county parkway to route 123. and finally, we are going to wrap it up in d.c. where here in the traffic center we are also keeping our eyes on the police activity around the u street area. u street closed between 9th and 14th streets. you will want to take florida avenue to get around this. back to you. >> thanks. >>> still ahead tonight, confusion at the university of texas after a gunman opened fire on campus before shooting himself. >>> plus the battle over the will left by the late anna nicole smith's husband heads back to the u.s. supreme court. >>> from back yard politics to big college rallies. president obama hits the campaign trail hard for democrats. i'm joel brown at the white house. >>> president obama is on a campaign style swing through three states in two days. he's raising cash and supporting
. falls church virginia has created online bill pay for personal property taxes and officials say it's more convenient than writing and mailing checks and reduces the am of paper. property bills are just a start. they hope to add more services soon. for a link, check out the where you live section of our website at >>> so is the r-word making a come back. >> no. the s-word, showers. and that's probably a stretch. >> just enough to mess up my car wash. >> we'll see. the odds are you'll be all right. 86 today with low humidity. our forecast first for the next three days. starting out with sunshine tomorrow, clouds come in. a drop on there, but i would not bring an em bella -- an umbrella. and i would not have washed my car today but you'll be okay. low 80s on saturday with partly cloudy skies. we'll break down tomorrow for you. not as cool to start. near 70 by 7:00. partly cloudy skies. that means near 60 in the burbs. clouds come in and by evening downright windy, 84 degrees and maybe a shower. and the biggest -- well the biggest factor we'll feel from the front is the wind
to that level. the court in 2003 struck down part of a virginia law that banned cross burning. the justices said it was illegal only if it's done specifically to intimidate someone. katie? >> couric: all right. jan crawford in washington. jan, thanks very much. now to the war in afghanistan. general petraeus has said the u.s. cannot succeed without winning the hearts and minds of afghan civilians, but tonight will's a disturbing development and a story david martin first reported back in may, u.s. troops accused of killing civilians in cold blood. david tells us 12 soldiers are now facing military charges. >> reporter: if the charges are proven, this was the platoon from hell. five american soldiers accused of murdering afghan civilians just because they could. seven more involved in the coverup, plus mutilating corpses, taking pot shots at afghan civilians, smoking hash, and beating up a private who blew the whistle. they may have done more harm to the american cause in afghanistan than any equivalent number of taliban could hope to cause. >> this is the kind of thing that hurts us enormously a
different. >> wait a second. didn't the virginia court of appeals just rule it was okay for the fairfax county police to tail a sex offender with one of those devices without a warrant? >> yeah, it did, but that ruling is in conflict with this ruling from the federal court of appeals here in d.c. it's also in conflict with state courts in new york and massachusetts. really seems likely this will end up before the supreme court. >> all right. on that note tomorrow morning, we'll hear from the local attorney who managed to get the drug conviction tossed out when police used one of the gps units without a warrant. it is going to be another banner weekend across our area. perfect weather for the grand opening of cox farm. the leesburg farm will have zoo animals, hayrides, maizes, plus chow down on country farm food. that's a nice picture. go to our web site and click on where you live, and select leesburg to find out more information or stuff going on in your backyard, select your own neighborhood. where you live on . >> i wonder if they have any fried stuff out there. >> i'm go
are seeing a problem in virginia, 395 southbound right now at route one, a pretty bad accident here. all lanes taken away except the right so there will be traffic heading up to that spot so let's take our live shot here on 395 you can see volume. looks like it's moving a little bit better now than when i was watching five minutes ago so slow from washington boulevard down to the scene. moving onto 270, it's going to be looking nice out there as we move onto our mdot camera. german town to clarksburg. everyone moving at speed. mom and dad should be home in no time on this route. travel times for you and some of the spots still bogging travelers down, 66 still can't break this, close to 20 minutes from 495 to 7100. on the inner loop looks like it's getting better, 12 minutes from 270 over to i-95 in montgomery county. back to you. >>> topper shutt is here with the forecast. >> rain is a strong word. we do have a chance for some showers coming up not tonight, though. in fact here's your forecast first. tonight if you want to go out, fine. in fact, quite spectacular out here. here's your fo
the list in maryland and in virginia it's freddie mac and capital one. >>> and so will that be business, coach or saddle. just when you thought flying had cramped your style. now the ride is even tighter. book this one and you'll have just 11 inches of leg room. that is 7 inches less than you already get now. less leg room means more passengers and some carriers are eager to learn more. but anita, i don't expect you'll be booking a seat? >> no. kind of on the tall side for that. just like topper. topper and i both, very tall people. >> big problem. >>> ladies if you live around leesberg, gather your girlfriends and head down to dine and shop. beginning tomorrow and every third thursday there after merchants will host a girl's night out from 5:00 to 9:00. there are concerts, trunk shows, massages, free pilates and discounts on food and wine and free gifts and prize drawings. check out our feature on look for the blue box in the middle of the home page and click the change button to find information in leesberg and other communities in the area. >>> warner brothers is donating
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